Relaxation over COVID-19 rules spikes cases in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Interior confirmed on Sunday that an expected rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases due to the mid-year school holidays had taken place. It reiterated that citizens should continue to follow the health and safety protocols issued since the pandemic started.

No more than 50 people can meet in private. Over 84,000 violations were recorded between mid-December to mid-Jan.

“It is in everyone’s interest to avoid any gatherings that do not comply with the necessary protocols, or do not follow the health and safety regulations put in place by the authorities to combat the spread.”

He stressed that people should continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid large gatherings as the pandemic is still ongoing.

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